Graduate Student Conference


Every other year the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) hosts a Graduate Student Conference. One of the only conferences of its kind, its purpose is to provide Mennonite graduate students an opportunity to present their academic research with other graduate students in an interdisciplinary context and interact with each other as colleagues. The location for the conference rotates between various Mennonite academic institutional supporters of TMTC.

Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference

hope, despair, lamentHope, Despair, Lament

The ninth biennial Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre will explore the theme of hope, despair, lament. The primary purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for graduate students who work on Anabaptist/Mennonite related topics and/or who identify with Anabaptist/Mennonite traditions to present their ongoing academic research in an interdisciplinary context and engage with each other as colleagues and peers.

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!” and you will not save? Habakkuk 1:2 (NRSV)

Please note that given the evolving circumstances surrounding the response to the global pandemic, the conference, scheduled for 18–20 June 2020, has been postponed. The planning committee is looking toward rescheduling in June 2021 and once things become clearer we will release further details and be in touch with all confirmed presenters with additional information.

Planning committee

Members of the planning committee for the 2020 conference include Benjamin Bixler, Emma CW Ceruti, Gerald Ens, Heyjung (Jessie) Yum, and Kyle Gingerich Hiebert. Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome and can be directed to TMTC.